Located at 38o 36´N and 28o 30´W, the island of Faial is 4.5 mi from Pico and 14 mi from São Jorge.

It has 173 km2, 21 km long and 14 km wide, and a population of 15,063 inhabitants.

The cosmopolitan town of Horta has in its marina a reference point to the Azores and the World, being a mandatory port to all the yachtsmen crossing the Atlantic. The paintings that make the walls and floor of the marina are the testimony of its passage, to recall years later, or because it says that the sailors who do not draw a painting will not reach its destination.

Major Attractions

– Caldeira Volcano
– Capelinhos Volcano